Document Type : Research Article


Assistant Professor, School of Business and Management, Christ (Deemed to be) University, Bangalore


Organisational cynicism is one of the understudied topics, which is being overlooked in
organisations for a long period of time. This has three dimensions: cognitive-lack of sincerity,
honesty in organisation; Affective: emotional and sentimental responses towards the
workplace; and Behavioural: showing negative attitude within workplace. Moreover, it
results in decreased motivation, interpersonal conflicts, absenteeism, low organisational
commitment, and low efficiency, dissatisfaction in work, unethical behaviour and reluctance
in organisational citizenship behaviour. The Antecedents and consequences of organisational
cynicism can be taken into account while calculating the turnover of the employees,
efficiency and overall productivity of the organisation.